xWave – Co-Planar WaveGuide

New Paradigm that Eliminates PCB and Pogo Pins from RF Path

  • Benefits

    • best signal integrity
    • highly integrated
    • robust for high volume production
  • Key Features

    • shortest possible co-planar waveguide
    • compatible with single-ended and differential signals
    • minimum number of transitions
    • includes entire path from tester to DUT
    • not just a lab bench science kit
    • 1.5 M+ cycles on original leadframe
    • field-maintainable mechanical assembly
    • includes calibration kit
    • tri-temp capable (-55 °C to +155 °C) for automotive applications
  • Applications

    • cmWave (3 GHz to 30 GHz) and mmWave (30 GHz to 100 GHz) RF
    • packaged or singulated WLCSP
    • wafer level final test

Durable High Performance

xWave co-planar WaveGuides provide the ultimate RF performance ideal for applications ideal for applications across the cmWave (3 GHz to 30 GHz) and mmWave (30 GHz to 100 GHz) bands.

Features

Co-planar WaveGuide trace between the DUT interface and tester interface (co-axial or WaveGuide) bypasses the PCB. The minimized number of transitions provides the best possible signal fidelity.

Advantages

RF performance that was once only possible in engineering labs is now available for production test floors. Hybrid contactor or probe head solution utilizes the co-planar WaveGuides in combination with standard pogo pins for the non-RF signals, powers, and grounds.

Benefits

There are several benefits that include the best possible signal integrity up to 100 GHz, a highly integrated solution, and robustness for high volume production.